10.12.2012 20:35 Age: 7 yrs
Category: Courses

Second capacity building on the drought observatory

A second technical course on the application of the Chilean Drought Observatory was organized during 10-11th of Octobre 2013.


The goal of this course was to capacitate the participants to create, edit and manage a maproom. Among the participants, there where representatives from the Agricultural Emergency and Climate Risk Management Unit (UNEA), the Water Authority (DGA), the Meteorological Service (DMC), the Agricultural Research Institute (INIA), the Fruiticulture Federation (FDF), the National Irrigation Commission (CNR) and the Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA).

Topics covered by this course:

  • Understanding the structure and organization of a maproom
  • How to build a maproom from scratch
  • Creating and editing maproom sections: adding maps, adding data description,...
  • Creating new datasets and variables in the Data Library

A link to the tutorials used in the workshop can be found here.


MWAR LAC - Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean